Melbourne, Aus. approves revitalization of blighted Eau Gallie downtown

The Melbourne City Council has approved two changes that will help eliminate a blighted area and will support revitalization efforts in downtown Eau Gallie.

First, Council gave final approval of an ordinance to expand the Olde Eau Gallie Riverfront Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) to include two vacant, blighted properties at the southeast corner of Pineapple Avenue and Creighton Street where a developer wishes to construct a new multifamily housing development.

The Eau Gallie CRA is one of three CRAs in the city of Melbourne established to revitalize blighted properties like these through capital improvement projects, economic incentive programs, beautification programs and partnership opportunities.

To further encourage economic development in Eau Gallie, Council also approved an ordinance to establish the Central Business Overlay Zone (CB-OZ) in the Eau Gallie CRA.

We are excited to see what the future holds for Eau Gallie“, said Kelly Delmonico, Planner for the City of Melbourne.

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